Shifting the Culture of Anti-racist Organizing with Tawana Petty
June 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
ENGAGE and the Undoing Racism Workgroup present a special virtual discussion featuring Detroit organizer, scholar, author and human rights activist Tawana Petty. Petty will lead us through a discussion on how we confront and work to dismantle historic racism and anti-Blackness in our society, without tokenizing or creating undo emotional labor for those most affected. Petty will share principles of anti-racist organizing from her book, “Towards Humanity: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing,” and discuss how non-Blacks can practice genuine non-performative collaboration with the movement for Black Lives. Discussions on how we can incorporate lessons learned from this significant moment in Civil Rights history into our practice as social workers, community leaders, and advocates will also take place.
COVID, White Supremacy, Black Women’s Concerns
June 18, 2020 - 3:00pm
In response to the latest events across the country and the world, on Thursday, June 18 our women panelists will address COVID in the context of white supremacy and police brutality, major problems of pandemic proportions.
We will discuss these issues with a focus on individual, peer and family relations, and community organizing. Our overarching theme, Identity and Vulnerabilities, will be used to frame the discussion.
Andrea B. Williams, JD: Director, Advocacy Training and Community Engagement; STEPS To End Family Violence Program; Rising Ground, NYC
Yatesha D. Robinson, LMSW, MA: Field Faculty and LEO Lecturer III; Social Work; University of Michigan
Marah A. Curtis, MSW, PhD.: Professor of Social Work; Institute for Research on Poverty; Center for Demography and Ecology; University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lauren Davis, LMSW: Assistant Director - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; Adjunct Lecturer in Social Work; University of Michigan
Lady Carlson, Lead Organizer at West Side Sponsoring Committee and Together Louisiana.
Trina R. Shanks, PhD: Professor & Director of Community Engagement; Social Work; University of Michigan
Please join us!
Now is the moment for action!